How to grow Sedum reflexum

Sedum reflexum grow and care – succulent creeping vine of the genus Sedum also known as Sedum rupestre, Sedum reflexum perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant can be as groundcover and its drought tolerant plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropical climate or indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 5-10a and with the right care in hardiness zone 10b.

Sedum reflexum leaves and flowers

Leaves color light green some cultivars are variegated with edges in red, white or yellow, the leaf is fleshy.

Flower color yellow or white flower in crown shape, the flowers grow in the end of the branch growing cluster.

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How to grow Sedum reflexum growing and care:

Well-drained soil, better light soil and little bit mix with sandy soil and ventilated soil

How to care:
Cut one a year and consider to put fertilizer at least once a year

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds / Vegetative reproduction – cutting can be from leaves or stems, cut in the base of the leaf will be better, possible to cut stems or in middle of the leaf, need to let the few days in location with shade and let it heal and dry little bit before put it in the soil, after this put the leaves of stems in the soil watering it with moist and don’t overwater also easier method it’s to bending a branch over and covering it with soil.

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s easier to start by leaf or stem than to start by seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Toxic for cats

Planting season:
Spring in hardiness zone 5-7, spring to summer in hardiness zone 8-9, spring to autumn hardiness zone 10a, all year in hardiness zone 10b

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:
All year, but better in the winter

How to prune:
Old leaves, bloom stems and for design

Size of the plant:
10-70 cm, 4-28 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with a lot of light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers:
Yes, when growing in pots need to choose container that will be 70-150% bigger than the roots ball, choose container shallow 10-15 deep will be enough possible bit more deep that but no point, the pot need to be shallow and wide, size of container can be minimum 5-8L but bigger better and in order to keep the plant in small need to cut the roots that will be place to re-grow again, drainage of the soil it’s important, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil, and in order to have good drainage possible to use potting mix, cactus potting mix or sandy soil better to put little stone little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower:
White or yellow flowers in crown shape, the flowers grow in the end of the branch growing cluster

How to grow Sedum reflexum from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Location with light and better sandy or well ventilated soil and also good drainage is important

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place in room temperature

Sowing season:
Spring will be better but possible in hardiness zone 10a spring to summer, in hardiness zone 10b-11 spring to autumn, hardiness zone 12 all year, better in hot summer location not to sow in the summer

How to plant:
Need to plant in light soil, with good drainage overwater will cause problem in germination

Planting spacing:
20-30cm, (8-12 inches) for plant directly and for transplant 2*2cm (1*1 inch)

Depth of Sowing:
0.5cm (0.25inches)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil but do not over water and don’t let it dry

Watering requires for Seeds:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Germination time:
2-4 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Light with moist soil and well ventilated soil

Scientific name:

Sedum reflexum

How to grow Sedum reflexum

Sedum reflexum

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